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globalrugbyleague - Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:52:00 GMT
Round seven of Super League XIII handed Leeds, Hull KR, and St. Helens fans with bragging rights over their neighbours in the derby matches.

Leeds demolished local rivals Bradford 44-2 on Friday night. Full back Brent Webb scored a hat-trick of tries in an eight tries rout.

The Rhinos impressive recent form has seen them win their last two games by over 40 points.

They’ve also created history by becoming the first team in Super League to go back-to-back games without letting in a try.

Bradford now slip out of the playoff spots whilst Leeds stay on top of the pile.

Leeds Rhinos 44 – Tries: Jones-Buchanan, Donald, Burrow (2), Webb (3), Smith. Goals: Sinfield (4), Burrow (2) Bradford Bulls 2 – Goals: Deacon

Hull KR secured a dramatic late victory against city rivals Hull FC. The Robins ran out 11-10 winners with halfback James Webster kicking the winning field goal four minutes from full-time.

Hull KR went into a 10-0 lead with tries from Daniel Fitzhenry and Jake Webster before Hull FC drew level with two tries from Danny Tickle and Kirk Yeaman.

Just when it was beginning to look like Hull KR had blown the chance of a home derby win, Australian play maker James Webster dropped back to kick the winning field goal and send the red half of Hull crazy.

Hull KR 11 – Tries: Fitzhenry, Webster. Goals: Cooke Drop goals: Webster Hull FC 10 – Tries: Yeaman, Tickle. Goals: Tickle

St. Helens put their round six defeat in France behind them by trouncing local rivals Wigan 46-10 on Good Friday.

The return of halfback Sean Long inspired the Saints to a nine try demolition job with Daniel Anderson’s men racing out to a 22-0 half time lead.

They were just as dominant in the second half, scoring another 24 points.

Wigan tries from George Carmont and Michael McIlorum spared the Cherry and Whites the humiliation of going home pointless, but Warriors fans will still be embarrassed by the result.

St. Helens 46 – Tries: Long, Wellens, Talau, Pryce, Gidley, Meli (2), Graham, Eastmond. Goals: Long (4), Eastmond Wigan Warriors 10 – Tries: Carmont, McIlorum. Goals: O'Loughlin

Warrington moved up to second spot on the league ladder after defeating Huddersfield 30-14.

Ex-Manly winger Chris Hicks scored a brace of tries to take his Super League XIII try scoring tally to 10 while moving to the top of the try scoring charts.

Martin Gleeson, Lee Briers and Andy Bracek added further tries for the Wolves. Huddersfield slip down to tenth place after back-to-back losses.

Warrington Wolves 30 – Tries: Hicks (2), Gleeson, Briers, Bracek. Goals: Briers (5) Huddersfield Giants 14 – Tries: Lolesi, Crabtree. Goals: Hemingway, Cudjoe (2)

Les Catalans stunned London Harlequins RL with a narrow 24-22 away victory.

The Londoners raced to an 18-0 lead but were stunned when Aaron Gorrell, Dimitri Pelo and then Dane Carlow scored converted tries to lock the scores up at 18-all.

The Quins took the lead once again when David Howell completed his hat-trick.

But it was the Dragons who had the last say, snatching victory late in the game thanks to a converted try from Gregory Mounis.

The win for Mick Potter’s outfit put them within two points of the Quins and a sixth placed playoff spot.

Harlequins RL 22 – Tries: Paul, Howell (3), Gafa. Goals: Paul Les Catalans Dragons 24 – Tries: Carlaw, Gorrell, Mounis, Pelo, Goals: Bosc (4)

Wakefield made it back-to-back wins by defeating bottom dwelling club Castleford 28-16.

Once again halfback Danny Brough was the star man for John Kear’s side, scoring a try and kicking two goals against his former club.

Rooney, Obst, Atkins, and Murphy added further scores for the Wildcats. Two tries from Luke Dorn and a Peter Lupton four pointer proved not enough for the struggling Tigers.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 28 – Tries: Rooney, Obst, Brough, Atkins, Murphy. Goals: Rooney (2), Brough (2) Castleford Tigers 16 – Tries: Lupton, Dorn (2), Goals: Huby, Westerman

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